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All about your orthodontist in Stanmore

What is an orthodontist?

Your teeth are precious. You only get one adult set after all. This one set of adult teeth needs to last you a lifetime and there are certain things you can do to make sure they will go the distance. One great way to ensure your teeth are in good condition is to have them standing in a line with no uneven bite pressure, no hard-to-reach areas where plaque can hide and cause tooth decay or gum disease. Yes, that’s right, straight teeth are usually much healthier than wonky ones for a number of reasons, which you can ask your orthodontist in Stanmore more about if you wish at a consultation.

Badly aligned teeth are more prone to decay, plaque build-up and gum disease because they are harder to clean. They are also prone to uneven wear and erosion. Having a badly aligned bite can be the cause of headaches or jaw ache. Our orthodontist in Stanmore is passionate about getting your bite right, and we have a number of types of modern braces that make this possible.

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist in Stanmore is a dentist who has done a lot of extra training on the movement of teeth and manipulating the jaw. They have undergone extra years of study on tooth development, jaws, teeth and how to align them. They can straighten your teeth with health and aesthetics in mind, meaning great results every time. An orthodontist can use impressions, x-rays, photographs and examinations to determine the best method of treatment for you. Your orthodontist in Stanmore will always discuss your treatment options, costs and give you estimated treatment times.

Types of misalignment

There are two levels to consider when deciding on the treatment for aligning teeth. Some people require only simple orthodontics, moving only the teeth. Others have more complicated needs that involves changes to the jaw itself, as well as the teeth. Moving only the teeth can be done at any age with a wide range of braces. Issues with the jawbone need to be addressed before the age of 18 while the bones are still growing and can be manipulated.



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